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Jeremy Forgie

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Recent representative matters include:

  • Counsel to SCOR Global Life in relation to the C$5-billion Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada/Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) pension de-risking insurance contract

  • Counsel to Borealis Infrastructure and LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services in connection with LifeLabs' acquisition of CML Healthcare Inc., a transaction valued at C$1.22-billion

Awards & Recognition

Jeremy is recognized as a leader in pension and employee benefits law in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Ranked in Band 1)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Employee Benefits Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022 (Leading Lawyer - Pensions)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2022 – Independently Rated Lawyers

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Pensions & Employee Benefits - Most Frequently Recommended)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Band 1 - Pensions & Benefits) (Jeremy Forgie is an "experienced professional who provides high-quality advice with great depth and breadth of knowledge."  He has considerable regulatory experience, and his work includes advising on the pensions and benefits elements of restructurings.  One client said: "He is a very good listener who is always trying to put himself in our shoes.) 

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Ranked in Band 1 - “Jeremy Forgie produces high-quality transactional pensions and benefits work. 'He is my trusted adviser and ranks as number one among all my service providers. He understands issues quickly and finds practical solutions,' explained one source.”)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Ranked in Band 1)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Ranked in Band 1 - "Jeremy Forgie is highly regarded for his representation of a number of prestigious pension investment funds and public corporations. According to one client, 'his depth of knowledge is excellent, his speed of recall is very sharp and he is intelligent. He knows how to get to the heart of what really matters.'")

Jeremy was also named Best Lawyers' 2014 Toronto Employee Benefits Law "Lawyer of the Year."

Professional Activities

Jeremy has written and spoken across North America on a wide range of topics in the areas of pensions (including related investment, governance, fiduciary, liability, trust and custodial issues), employee benefits, executive compensation and related income tax and pension legislation issues.

He is a member of the Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1985
LL.B., Queen's University - 1983
B.A., Queen's University - 1980

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